Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines

Side Effects of Benzodiazepines

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    There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries risk.

    Benzodiazepines affects everyone differently, based on:

    • The person’s size, weight and health
    • Whether the person is used to taking it
    • Whether other drugs are taken around the same time
    • The amount taken
    • The strength of the drug

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    There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries risk.

    Benzodiazepines affects everyone differently, based on:

    • The person’s size, weight and health
    • Whether the person is used to taking it
    • Whether other drugs are taken around the same time
    • The amount taken
    • The strength of the drug

  • Benzodiazepines affect everyone differently, but the effects may include:

    Depression

    Confusion

    Feelings of isolation or euphoria

    Impaired thinking and memory loss

    Headache

    Drowsiness, sleepiness and fatigue

    Dry mouth

    Slurred speech or stuttering

    Double or blurred vision

    Impaired coordination, dizziness and tremors

    Nausea and loss of appetite

    Diarrhea or constipation

    Injecting benzodiazepines may also cause:

    Vein damage and scarring

    Infection, including hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV and AIDS

    Deep vein thrombosis and clots causing loss of limbs, damage to organs, stroke and possibly death

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    Benzodiazepines affect everyone differently, but the effects may include:

    Depression

    Confusion

    Feelings of isolation or euphoria

    Impaired thinking and memory loss

    Headache

    Drowsiness, sleepiness and fatigue

    Dry mouth

    Slurred speech or stuttering

    Double or blurred vision

    Impaired coordination, dizziness and tremors

    Nausea and loss of appetite

    Diarrhea or constipation

    Injecting benzodiazepines may also cause:

    Vein damage and scarring

    Infection, including hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV and AIDS

    Deep vein thrombosis and clots causing loss of limbs, damage to organs, stroke and possibly death

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    Long-term effects:

    Impaired thinking or memory loss

    Anxiety and depression

    Irritability, paranoia and aggression

    Personality change

    Weakness, lethargy and lack of motivation

    Drowsiness, sleepiness and fatigue

    Difficulty sleeping or disturbing dreams

    Headaches

    Nausea

    Skin rashes and weight gain

    Addiction

    Withdrawal symptoms

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    Long-term effects:

    Impaired thinking or memory loss

    Anxiety and depression

    Irritability, paranoia and aggression

    Personality change

    Weakness, lethargy and lack of motivation

    Drowsiness, sleepiness and fatigue

    Difficulty sleeping or disturbing dreams

    Headaches

    Nausea

    Skin rashes and weight gain

    Addiction

    Withdrawal symptoms

Mixing Benzodiazepines with other drugs

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    Benzodiazepines + alcohol or opiates (such as heroin)

     

    Breathing difficulties with an increased risk of overdose and death.

The effects of taking Benzodiazepines with other drugs including over-the-counter medication can be unpredictable and dangerous.